Morris Ashley




May 4, 1894

Born at London England


Sep 5, 1917

Attested into the PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 2595856

Ø      Next of kin given as Hetty Carcia (sister) of 60 Stoney Lane, Houndsditch, London England

Ø      Current address given as 1526 N. La Salle St., Chicago Illinois, USA

Ø      Previous occupation given as Window Trimmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Jewish


Sep 15, 1917

Will made out at Camp Borden Ontario, leaving estate to Mrs Rebecca Hyams of 5 Phils Bldgs, Houndsditch, London England


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 11, 1918

Embarked for France as part of a draft to the PPCLI


Apr 12, 1918

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS the PPCLI


Apr 14, 1918

Left CBD for CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CCRC


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

From the 21st Battalion War Diary: 

A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Sep 30, 1918

Admitted to 14 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with anal abscess, abscesses on legs, swollen glands in groin and ICT (inflammation of connective tissue) in legs 

Transferred same day to CCRS (Casualty Clearing Rest Station)


Oct 2, 1918

Transferred to #14 CFA


Oct 12, 1918

Admitted to #37 FA (Field Ambulance)


Oct 13, 1918

Transferred to #15 CCS Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 15, 1918

Admitted to #2 Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport


Oct 22, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Formosa


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) 

Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital at Birmingham


Dec 2, 1918

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Jan 15, 1919

Discharged from hospital to duty 

On Command to CCD (Canadian Command Depot) at Witley


Feb 5, 1919

Ceases to be On Command to CCD on proceeding to 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 15, 1919

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on transfer to MD #2 at Rhyl pending return to Canada


Feb 16, 1919

Attached to CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Kinmel Park


Feb 22, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on returning to Canada


Feb 23, 1919

Embarked the HMT Belgic at Liverpool



Mar 2, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia 

TOS MD#2 Toronto Ontario (post dated to Feb 23, 1919)


Mar 6, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence until March 20, 1919


Mar 27, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario on General Demobilization 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 136885

Ø      Intended residence on discharge – 1526 N. La Salle St., Chicago Ill, USA

Ø      Eligible for WSG (War Service Gratuity)


Nov 10, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 2145 Roscoe St., Chicago Ill, USA


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